University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 87-39-1185
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Neolithic
Swiss Lake Dweller
Provenience: Switzerland
Wangen
Period: Neolithic
Section:European
Materials:Stag Bone
Credit Line:Gift of American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1987
Other NumberL-37-1185 - Old Museum Number
23 - Original Number

Description

Rib of stag, split in two and sharpened. one half, at least, has been broken off... Their peculiarly polished sharp end. Sometimes slighly indented, as if by the continual friction of thread. indicate that they may have been used in the manufacture of flaxen stuffs, or as a sort of knitting needle. "Wangon" writton on object.


Bibliography:

[Book] Peale, Benjamin Franklin. 1873. Specimens of the stone age of the human race as collected and arranged by Franklin Peale; Copied in photography with a catalogue and introduction, also various communications on the subject made by him to the American Philosophical Society. : Page/Fig./Plate: #23; pl. 92View Objects cited in this Publication

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